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Old 2nd February 2020, 04:41 PM   #1681
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Big change put in by colleagues who sit a few feet from me, did they tell me, me who is on call today, anything about the change? Did they bugger

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Old 2nd February 2020, 08:31 PM   #1682
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Gone again. I am now an expert in their change
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Old 2nd February 2020, 09:11 PM   #1683
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Putting "URGENT!!!!" in the subject line of your email is a great way to not get your issue looked at urgently.
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Old 3rd February 2020, 05:17 AM   #1684
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Oh. I got promoted. As you were
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Old 3rd February 2020, 06:41 AM   #1685
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Putting "URGENT!!!!" in the subject line of your email is a great way to not get your issue looked at urgently.
Oh no. The best troublecalls are...

1. Not sent via the actual official ticketing and tracking system but just e-mail directly to whichever IT who's name you can remember. Double points if this IT is off that day. Triple word score if it's sent to an IT who no longer even works here.

2. Is not actually for the person who sent the e-mail but for another person but doesn't actually say that anywhere.

3. Is just the subject line "NEED HELP ASAP!!!!!!!!!"

4. Contains no further information.
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Old 3rd February 2020, 09:56 AM   #1686
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One of our guys went to China to visit friends and family over the new-years holiday. He'll be back tomorrow but due to site restrictions he's not allowed on site until 2 weeks after returning from China. Guess who just got next weeks hardware modification project dumped in his, previously outside the loop, lap?
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Old 5th February 2020, 08:54 AM   #1687
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I'm gonna track down whoever thought it was a good idea to do bulk licensing for this software I'm having issues with based on MAC Address instead of IP or Machine Name and punch them in every genital they own.
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
I'm gonna track down whoever thought it was a good idea to do bulk licensing for this software I'm having issues with based on MAC Address instead of IP or Machine Name and punch them in every genital they own.


Could be worse.

Remember dongles?


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Old 5th February 2020, 12:34 PM   #1689
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My brother worked for an electronics company that used autocad. They bought official copies and locked the dongles away then ran hacked copies from the net that didn’t need dongles.
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Old 7th February 2020, 08:32 AM   #1690
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Originally Posted by Wudang View Post
My brother worked for an electronics company that used autocad. They bought official copies and locked the dongles away then ran hacked copies from the net that didn’t need dongles.
It's normally easier running cracked copies than battling with the anti-piracy features.

....apparently
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Old 7th February 2020, 10:14 AM   #1691
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My brother worked for an electronics company that used autocad. They bought official copies and locked the dongles away then ran hacked copies from the net that didn’t need dongles.
Many years ago that was the case for Maya. and 3ds Max, many a games developer genuinely used cracked copies because of the problems with dongles and software protection and not to avoid paying for seats.
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Old 11th February 2020, 07:48 AM   #1692
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If you ignore the emails to update your Active Directory password for 2 weeks and choose not to carry your fob with you, as is mandated by company policy, your password expiring is NOT an emergency. Someone coming to your desk is not going to resolve the issue because no one can generate the required security token.

Submit a request for a new fob and do the walk of shame to retrieve it. And next time, follow company policy.
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